Central America

6 Myths About Central America Travel and the Reality

Thinking about traveling to Central America? The seven countries that are most commonly defined as this region — Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama — have rich histories and cultures, and most travelers truly enjoy their time spent there. As you brainstorm and plan, friends and family will warn you against Central American travel. They’ll tell …

Old colorful streets - Things to do in Cartagena Colombia

7 Best Cartagena Tours You Shouldn’t Miss

Cartagena is a historical and cultural jewel of Colombia along the Caribbean sea where you will find warm friendly locals, white sand beaches, an old walled city, lively plazas, hip nightlife, exotic fruits, and great food. Considered as one of the most beautiful and safest cities of Colombia, it is a colorful mix of Caribbean vibe, history, and contemporary life, …

Do You Really Need Travel Insurance for Mexico?

Do You Really Need Travel Insurance for Mexico?

When you are planning on traveling to Mexico, you are probably caught up with the big, important questions like: is Mexico safe? What are the best beaches in Mexico? Where are the coolest places to visit in Mexico? Or, perhaps most importantly, how many street tacos can one person eat in a single sitting? What you probably haven’t put much …

Best Bogota Tours worth your money

The 9 Best Bogota Tours for New Visitors

Bogota is the big and bustling capital city of Colombia, a place filled with some of Colombia’s richest cultural attractions and activities. I found Bogota to be an incredibly vibrant place, particularly after traveling through the “hinterlands” (joking!) of Colombia for about two months straight. There are an almost endless amount of things to do in Bogota, but one of …

February 2019 Monthly Recap and Income Report

February 2019 Monthly Recap and Income Report

Time for another monthly recap and blogging income report. This is where I share what’s new in the world of Desk to Dirtbag over the past month and offer a bit of transparency behind the life of a travel blogger. On to this month’s report… Highlights Tango Night Yeah, tango may be more popular in Buenos Aires, but there is …

8 Steps for How to Run a Blog as a Business

How to Run Your Blog as a Business

Everyone always talks about how to start a blog, how to make money with a blog, awesome blogging tools, and other important and foundational aspects, but what never ever seems to get talked about is how to actually run your blog as a business… By that, I mean like a real business in terms of legal structure, finance, cash flow, …